They are called New Balance Zante Generate, and are the very first 3D printed running shoes in the world. The new 3D printers, of the latest generation, can really be used in every field, and today New Balance demonstrates it, a brand known for its sports footwear lines, which has announced the marketing of Zakynthos Generate, the first shoes printed in three dimensions.
The project boasts the collaboration of Intel; the sole is actually the part made with the printers 3D, while the rest is produced with more traditional processes. The "honeycomb" structure is used to optimize weight distribution during walking and running, ensuring the maximum degree of flexibility and resistance to stress. The sale will take place in the New Balance Experience Store in Boston, from April 15. Only 44 pairs will be made available at first, for $ 400.
Very? Little? For a great quality running shoe, any runner would tell you this is a fair price to pay. President and CEO, Robert DeMartini, said, “New Balance is at the forefront of 3D printing and has been using this innovative technology to personalize products for athletes for years. Our unique position, as manufacturers and retailers, allows us to bring to market the first shoes with soles made in three dimensions ”.